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Palmer, who shares a townhouse with Hastert when they are in town, is more powerful than all but a few House members. Members know that he speaks for Hastert. Read below the fold...
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Daily Iraq News

US casualties rising to near record levels:

The number of U.S troops wounded in Iraq has surged to its highest monthly level in nearly two years as American GIs fight block-by-block in Baghdad to try to check a spiral of sectarian violence that U.S. commanders warn could lead to civil war.

Spin! Spin my pretties!

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Fundamental Views of Global Warming

In a segment of Moyers on America, Bill Moyers takes a look at evangelicals who differ from The Party Line on the subject of global warming in a series titled Is God Green?: Read below the fold...

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It's the Liberal Mojo, Stupid!


Dinesh D'Souza
Is a wanker and a loozah.

D'Souza reminds me of another whiffle ball philosopher.

According to a number of Deep Thinkers in America it's the Liberals who are to blame for a World of Weeping, Woe and War, even while the Republicans control the three branches of the United States' Government. Read below the fold...

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Sometimes ...

Obi-Wan is right, and what's true depends on where you stand as much as who's talking.

Look, people -- Bobby and Jack Kennedy sold out on the Freedom Riders, dealing with the governor of the state of Mississippi: his police would usher them straight thru bus stations into paddy wagons, with no violence, and the President and DOJ wouldn't send federal troops in. Read below the fold...

Great moments in Republican leadership from Denny the Hutt


In a statement today, Kolbe, the only openly gay Republican in Congress, said he passed on the youth's complaint to Foley's office and the clerk of the House after the page, whom he had sponsored, contacted his office in 2000 or 2001.

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Ralston Speaks

"Susan B. Ralston submitted her resignation to avoid causing political damage to President Bush a month before the midterm elections, officials said. 'She did not want to be a distraction to the White House at this important time,' said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino.

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The Definition of "Making It"

Forget cushy consulting jobs. Who cares about front page links at top blogs. Whatever when it comes to beating a major newspaper to breaking a story. Phila has arrived.

I am so jealous. Sob, it's even in French! I guess I'm just not trying hard enough. Read below the fold...

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Dixie Whistler

Tom is one of the Good Guys, and he's got a new book out you should buy. I've written about his work before, and I continue to find it a useful way to think about what can be done, what should be done, and what is worth talking about as we form strategy. Read below the fold...

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WTF: Insurgent Noodle Edition

Well, I guess you have to give them points for being creative:

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- The Iraqi authorities have arrested the contractor in charge of the mess hall at a Numaniyah training base, where up to 400 police officers were poisoned by their evening meal on Sunday. Read below the fold...
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October Surprise: Sex Follies Edition

Look out, Dems. If you're in the book, you're going to find yourself on a lot of TV shows the last week of this month. Read below the fold...

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Google Takes the Tubes


I know, I know, it's all about the money. But this doesn't make me happy:

SAN FRANCISCO - Internet search leader Google is snapping up YouTube for $1.65 billion, brushing aside copyright concerns to seize a starring role in the online video revolution. Read below the fold...
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Swift Kick to the Curb: Hamdan Lawyer Out of Navy

This won't surprise you at all:

By Carol Rosenberg
NEWARK, N.J. - The Navy lawyer who took the Guantanamo case of Osama bin Laden's driver to the U.S. Supreme Court - and won - has been passed over for promotion by the Pentagon and must soon leave the military.

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, 44, said last week he received word that he had been denied a promotion to full-blown Navy commander this summer - "about two weeks after" the Supreme Court sided against the White House and with his client, a Yemeni captive at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.

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North Korea Gets Cuter By The Minute Blues

Hey, North Korea
How do you do?
Full of Korean people
Like a big Korean Zoo

We extend our hands to you
We truly do Read below the fold...

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Respect: Smell It


Kudos to the good folks making this happen, assuming it goes through it's a nice reminder that sometimes our leaders really can be pressured into doing the right thing. Our work here on the political intertubes is made easier when our government cooperates with the open source concepts of governing, and frankly, if I were a Republican I'd want the Democratic data out there just as much as I'm sure the reverse is true. But I'm also impressed with getting credit, I guess the Hill considers blogs are influential as some established public interest groups. That's interesting.

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